I drove to Truro early yesterday morning to meet up with my friend Chrissy and her partner Alison.
Jeff said there was no way he was going to spend a day with 3 girls and 2 dogs driving around, so he stayed home with Monty 🙂
Here are some pictures:
First stop, Balmoral Grist Mill. I’ve wanted to go here since I moved to Nova Scotia. It has been closed this year for repairs and won’t be operational again until next year. It was a beautiful calm morning. There were some hunters driving around so my friends kept their dogs on leash here. Good idea, there was a big cliff here too!
Beautiful hemlock forest
My new favourite sign. I think it means don’t jump off the cliff head first, but I’m not too sure 🙂
Love looking up into a coloured fall tree canopy.
This stop had the only open out house of the day. It is really frustrating that we have such a short winter here, but all tourist stop and roadside provincial parks are closed by Thanksgiving. There were plenty of people out yesterday. All the gates are closed, signs are taken down, garbage cans are gone, and the outhouse doors are nailed shut!
The lawn was still cut though! We hiked in (as did everyone else). There were lots of bags of dog poop piling up on at one stop. As a frequent pee’er, I wish they wouldn’t nail the outhouse doors shut. I’d even bring my own toilet paper.
Sutherland Steam Mill Museum. Closed for the season. We were debating if they still operate the steam mill. First glance I thought ‘yes’, but after peaking through the window, and seeing there was no sign of wood around and the grass was intact, we changed our mind to ‘no’.
Parked at the road and walked around the gate to get into this park. Really nice place. A road in covered in leaves, then a wide open area, then a hike and a long boardwalk to the beach.
Cat tail fight!
Coastal colours are breathtaking!
Love this family shot I took.
This next beach had big piles of seaweed on the shore at low tide.
The game of fetch ended when a seal wanted to play too!